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Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,305 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 23 Dec, 30 Dec, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 03 Mar
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy

Umbria cooking vacation, Italy

Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse
From €1,290 to €1,590 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 23 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 16 Aug, 24 Aug, 2 Sep, 10 Sep, 20 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct
Book now a cooking holiday in umbria, italy. Learn from a professional chef some amazing recipes, explore a beautiful unspoilt region and have fun No extra charge for single occupancy on all dates for bookings made before dec the 20th
Amalfi Coast self guided walking vacation

Amalfi Coast self guided walking vacation

Choose easy or moderate walks and 3* or 4* hotels in Amalfi
From £448 to £973 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Easy self-guided walking holiday on Italy's Amalfi Coast, tailored to suit your walking, hotel and date requirements. From £599 7 days ex flights (Read 11 reviews). Save £50 by booking your 2018 walking holiday before end December.
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy

Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy

Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca.
From €480 to €700 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy

Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy

Family-run organic farm offering b&b and half board
From €55 to €70 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy

Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy

Begamo; start hiking at about 5 km distance from the airport
From €600 to €830 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Italian Alps self catering accommodation

Italian Alps self catering accommodation

Mountain hideaway in the Italian Alps
From £360 to £850 per week (sleeps 6)
Accommodation
Small group cultural vacation to Italy

Small group cultural vacation to Italy

Visit historically fascinating and architecturally impressive cities
From US $2,985 to US $3,065 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 13 May, 17 Jun, 2 Sep, 7 Oct
Sicily walking vacation, Sicilian Volcanoes

Sicily walking vacation, Sicilian Volcanoes

Discover Mt Etna and the beautiful volcanic achipelago
From US $1,545 to US $1,935 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
2019: 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
Pisa to Cinque Terre biking vacation in Italy

Pisa to Cinque Terre biking vacation in Italy

Some of the best road cycling in Tuscany
From US $1,435 to US $1,475 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 23 Jun, 4 Aug, 22 Sep
Dolomites walking vacation in Italy

Dolomites walking vacation in Italy

Sandwiched between the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites
From US $1,785 to US $2,095 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep
Puglia and Basilicata walking holiday in Italy

Puglia and Basilicata walking holiday in Italy

Unique regions between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas
From US $1,675 to US $1,795 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov
2019: 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
Sicily history tour, Italy

Sicily history tour, Italy

One of the most fascinating islands in Europe
From US $1,785 to US $2,095 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
2019: 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
Lake Como family walking vacation, Italy

Lake Como family walking vacation, Italy

Lake Como; a panoramic hike, suited to do with children!
From €575 to €830 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Chianti castles horse riding holiday in Italy

Chianti castles horse riding holiday in Italy

A riding week in the glorious Chianti hills
From €1,435 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 May, 29 Sep
Capena apartments near Rome, Italy

Capena apartments near Rome, Italy

16th-c monastery apartment with wi-fi
From €550 to €595 per week (sleeps 8)
Accommodation
Tuscany family activity holiday

Tuscany family activity holiday

A fantastic range of activities in the Tuscan landscape.
From £625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug
Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy

Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy

Accommodation in an Umbrian farmhouse
From €69 to €90 per double room per night
Accommodation
Tuscany hiking vacation, Italy

Tuscany hiking vacation, Italy

Discover Tuscany hiking from town to town
From €780 to €950 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Amalfi Coast small group vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast small group vacation, Italy

Discover the Amalfi coasts villages, trails & local customs
From US $1,699 to US $1,899 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 20 Oct
Mont Blanc Circuit classic hiking tour, 8 days

Mont Blanc Circuit classic hiking tour, 8 days

Hearty local cuisine from 3 countries & phenomenal views
From US $1,855 to US $1,925 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 23 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 31 Aug
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation

Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses
From US $3,715 to US $3,845 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation

Probably the most dramatic walk in Europe
From US $2,405 to US $2,445 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 15 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 12 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
2019: 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
Matera to Puglia cycle in Italy

Matera to Puglia cycle in Italy

Nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas
From US $1,745 to US $1,885 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct
2019: 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
Cilento and Amalfi Coast cycling vacation, Italy

Cilento and Amalfi Coast cycling vacation, Italy

Rocky ridges set between small picturesque inlets
From US $1,855 to US $2,275 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 7 Jul, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct
2019: 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct
Sardinia walking holiday, Italy

Sardinia walking holiday, Italy

Superb daywalks amid rich and charming scenery
From US $1,545 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations

Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations

One of Europe's most dramatic stretches of coastline
From US $1,395 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 18 Aug, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct
2019: 27 Apr, 11 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 17 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 12 Oct
Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc vacation, Tour du Mont Blanc

The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc
From US $1,545 to US $1,675 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
2019: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
Short break riding vacation in Tuscany

Short break riding vacation in Tuscany

A short riding holiday through the Tuscan countryside
From €700 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 22 Sep, 6 Oct
Snowshoeing vaction in the Dolomites

Snowshoeing vaction in the Dolomites

Michelin recommended cuisine & inspiring walks
From US $1,545 to US $1,785 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar
Late availability on these dates: 10 Feb
Amalfi Coast self guided walking vacation
From
£448
excluding flights
All of the hiking was wonderful and the beauty of the area was inspiring. (more)Sarah Hannay
Our visits to Paestum and Cetara was the highlight. (more)Richard Butchart
The walks (Amalfi coast and Capri) in a landscape as rocky as green (with flowers).We stayed two nigts in Capri (which is really preferable in comparison with a normal day tour to Capri - it gives you the freedom of some walks outside the mainstreams). (more)Walter Kagi
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
From
€1,290
excluding flights
We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the cooking classes, delicious meals, the excellent tours of nearby villages and towns, the spacious and comfortable rooms and the beautiful rural setting in Umbria. Podere le Olle is a truly memorable experience. (more)Susan White
The place as a relaxed elegance about it and many of the visitors had been there before. The meals were beautiful and the cooking lessons had the right balance of watching and participating. The visits to the local towns were relaxed and each place chosen was memorable. (more)Jennifer Young
Turn up and enjoy a very relaxed and interesting week. (more)Adrian Norman
Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy
From
€60
per couple per night
A completely recommendable choice for people who are looking for an active vacation supported by some rather superior home comfort! (more)Stephen Mitchell
Gosh, difficult to say which part out of so many! I am reviewing the vacation five months later and still remember everything about our stay here. The delicious food and warm hospitality from the hosts, the beautiful scenery and the long walks will stay with me forever, I think. (more)Bill Reid
The kindness of our hosts, the nice balanced way they shared and included us in their individual enthusiasm and warmth, the pertinent information about local and Piemonte region, without coming too close were most memorable. Excellent vacation. (more)Anna Welsing
Pisa to Florence biking vacation, Italy
From
US $1,140
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was memorable... Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. I think the most exciting part of the trip was when we were biking to Pisa and got our first glimpse of the leaning tower. It was so surreal! Tips? The Tuscany route offered is pretty challenging. When we booked this trip was described as light to moderate in difficulty however after finishing the tour and talking to the tour operator we were told it was one of the hardest... (more)Manpreet Anand
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
From
US $1,305
excluding flights
Experiencing the Amalfi coast and getting to know the area better thanks to the leader and guide. Beautiful scenery and very good company. (more)Ulrika Bjorklund
The stunning scenery was amazing! An excellent choice for anyone who wants to connect with the area and experience the peace and tranquillity. (more)Christine O
Walks, scenery, Enrico our guide is passionate about the environment and always happy to answer any questions. The views are spectacular, and the walking great, accommodation and food first rate. (more)Louise Jones
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy
From
€480
excluding flights
SEEING THE ROMAN AQUEDUCT (more)Michael Slezak
Highly enjoyable...Experiencing rural Tuscany, in particular Buti and Calci. (more)Carol Quinn
Lake Como family walking vacation, Italy
From
€575
excluding flights
Walking over the summit of mount Palonzone and seeing the peregrine falcons circling below us while we ate lunch. Walking along the ridge of Mt San Primo to the top (1686m) with views of the whole of Lake Como and the steep scramble down the other side. Staying at Mount de Volt on the Piano del Tivano - great hosts, fantastic place to stay. (more)Anne Kinderlerer
We loved the scenery and the views of the lake during the walk...It was an interesting experience a lot tougher than we thought but was a great achievement to complete. (more)David Barton
Fantastic! It was everything we hoped, and more. Our daughters are 13 and 11 years old, and we had a great time on our first family walking vacation. (more)Paul Arkle
Tour Northern Italy
From
US $3,723
excluding flights
It was fantastic and we would do it again in a heartbeat. We are already talking about where we will be going next. (more)Jeffrey Maclusky
Every destination was exciting to experience but my favorites were the Cinque Terra, Lake Como, and the bike ride in Lucca. (more)Cheryl Wilkins
Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
From
€69
per double room per night
As an extra we pre-arranged a cooking class which included the evening meal we'd cooked together with Gianluca, both the class and the meal were very enjoyable. (more)Richard Aird
The setting was beautiful and utterly peaceful. Umbria stole our hearts. I could live amongst olive groves and vineyards forever. (more)Gay Pye
Enjoy the incredible wines, the food, the countryside, the local hill towns. (more)Scott Beveridge
Tuscany family activity holiday
From
£625
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Simply the location! It was all that you imagine Tuscany to be - a converted farmhouse set in stunning countryside with a view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside that had to be seen to be believed and which afforded the sight of the most wonderful sunsets. That the accommodation was also superb and provided by the most dedicated and hard-working hosts ever made it the most complete location for a vacation in Tuscany. All the local food was pretty stunning too! Tips? 1.... (more)Rowland Cleverley
Italian Alps self catering accommodation
From
£360
per week (sleeps 6)
One of the best places I have been - hope to come again. (more)Martin Heimann
Our vacation with our family was very enjoyable. The house was clean and well maintained with mostly good facilities. (more)Robin Harvey
Most memorable? Really lovely family walks and we took our dog. Charm of the little house and village we stayed in. (more)Rosi Lewis
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
From
€600
excluding flights
We have been on many walks throughout the world, however this is only our second self guided walk, but we thought it was particularly special. When you look at a map you realise that you are not that far from the plains of Bergamo and Milan, but from day 1 you step into a different world of peaceful landscapes, beautiful local villages (more)Alan Peggie
It was a fantastic vacation. I found the walks breath taking and deeply rewarding in terms of the amazing scenery and routes. (more)Lara Clifton
Walking was fabulous and the appetite for good local fare was a perfect, beer in hand, table spread for an evening meal to end our day...we were very well guided. (more)Hazell Penn
Capena apartments near Rome, Italy
From
€550
per week (sleeps 8)
Memorable parts? Friendly local nature of the village and its people, also the warm welcome from Juliet the owner. Beautiful charm of the accommodation, and its setting. Tips? Hire a car. Local benefits? Yes, local businesses restaurants benefited. Overall rating? Very enjoyable experience. (more)David Chester
Chianti castles horse riding holiday in Italy
From
€1,435
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Beautiful countryside and a rustic, authentic venue. The horses were well trained and well cared for. Tips? It is good for singles as there are other people around and you are not on your own. There is limited time to do your own thing. Local benefits? The local village seems involved in the centre and employs locals. Overall rating? Great riding vacation, stress free in a beautiful setting. (more)Andrea Tubb
Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy
From
€55
per room per night (sleeps 2)
Brilliant. (more)Julie Wozniczka
Excellent....The beautiful location, warm friendly welcome, the happiness of our 2 year old son enjoying stroking the animals and the delicious, fresh tasty locally produced food. (more)Edith Finlay
We loved the view over the Umbrian hills from our cottage balcony - just like a movie set!....Wonderful stay helped by perfect weather. Would recommend to any animal loving friends. (more)Patricia Kiralfy
Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation
From
US $2,405
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole walk on the Mont Blanc circuit is amazing Tips? Make sure you do loads of hills and long walking days to get fit. Local benefits? Not really Overall rating? Great (more)Barbara Hayers
Sardinia cycling holiday in Italy
From
US $1,855
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling down the coastal road with ice-cream at the bottom Tips? Be prepared to eat lots of amazing food, pack a swimsuit Local benefits? Family run accommodation used, cycling with a support vehicle Overall rating? Excellent (more)Charlotte Graham
Cilento and Amalfi Coast cycling vacation, Italy
From
US $1,855
excluding flights
Beautiful scenery and challenging cycling was amazing! (more)Sue Bellis
The cycling to/from Sorrento was the highlight. (more)Nanako Watabe
Western Dolomites walking tour in Italy
From
US $1,475
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Despite having a mobility problem, I managed 3 out of 4 walks. They were amazing and Rudy was invaluable to give me the confidence to carry on even on some quite hard terrain. The hotel turned out to be experts in gluten free cooking and so the other perfect half was the ability to eat enough food to fuel the walking. Also the food was delicious. And the staff were lovely. Tips? If you have coeliac disease go on this vacation, you won’t have to worry about cross contamination... (more)Margaret Pomfret
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations
From
US $1,395
excluding flights
Pompei was amazing ... (more)Sharon Lardy
Excellent, can't think why it didn't occur to me to visit this area before. (more)Juliet Dunn
Perugia self catering accommodation in Umbria, Italy
From
€770
per week (sleeps 6)
Lovely old medieval town, great local food and Villa Nuba is close to town but feels like it is in the country. Villa is well equipped with all necessities including milk & food for a light supper and breakfast when you first arrive. (more)Janet Hawker
Unbelievable - a small paradise. We are very impressed that the owner has managed to combine luxury accommodation with genuine eco living. (more)Paul Bish
I am delighted to highly recommend Villa Nuba. It really was an amazing vacation. But be prepared....leaving it will break your heart! (more)Heather Reynolds
Italy villa near Majella National Park, Abruzzo
From
£350
per house per week (sleeps 5)
Memorable parts? Hard to find one single thing; the place is lovely, the river a wonderful place for swimming and relaxing by - and rafting down, the scenery is gorgeous, the walking brilliant, the people welcoming and friendly. Tips? Stewart and Ruth are a great asset; really helping with advice on where to go and what to do - worth taking note of their tips before you come. Local benefits? There are few tourists in this undiscovered part of Italy - so hopefully it was helpful... (more)Emma Wakefield
Italy hiking & cultural vacation, Lake Como & Milan
From
€405
per accommodation
Memorable parts? Lake Como views Tips? Spend more time in lake como Local benefits? Yes. Guess the restaurants, bars etc benefited Overall rating? Wonderful (more)Lynn Bird
Stay in a castle in Italy
From
€545
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Staying in the Castello di Pavlone. It is a genuine medieval castle perched on a hill but it has all the comforts of home. There are various restaurants in the Castello and we had dinner on two nights and it was delicious. We also toured two other castles in the region and they were beautiful and amazing. The winery visit to Tenuta Roletto was also very memorable as our hosts were excellent and the wines were fabulous. Tips? Local benefits? Our trip... (more)Merinda Northrop
Matera to Puglia cycle in Italy
From
US $1,745
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Walking from Correggia to Locorotondo, which turned out to be about 15 miles, we loved being in the countryside and seeing the trullis, flowers, olive groves and local people. Also the city of Matera, Ostuni and realizing how long this area has been occupied by homo sapiens. Tips? If doing a self guided tour, be sure that you have traveled a lot on your own. Local benefits? Sure, I can see where the tourist are helping the local communities, with jobs and... (more)Sarah Rahaim
Italian Alps hiking vacation
From
€560
excluding flights
Very, very nice!!!! (more)Orjan Hansson
Excellent. We speak no Italian, had never been to this area before, are not regular walkers and we had a really enjoyable time largely away from the tourists (more)Hugh Stuart
Umbria self guided biking holiday, Italy
From
€690
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The biking in Umbria. Tips? You're going too enjoy this! Local benefits? All of the services and accommodations were wonderfully done by small local groups and families. Overall rating? Superb, we would not hesitate to take this vacation again. (more)John Holder
Tuscany holiday, cooking, walking, truffle-hunting tour
From
€650
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We would struggle to pick out one outstanding moment from the whole vacation; not because there weren't any, but because they were too numerous to mention. From fantastic cookery lessons in authentic Italian cuisine and walking the Tuscan hills at night searching for wolves, to touring the local area in a classic Fiat Cinquecento and spending beautiful sunsets being pampered in the hot tub. This is a vacation full of exciting and memorable moments. Tips? There is real... (more)Neil Bowers
Italian Alps walking and cooking vacation
From
€590
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire vacation was memorable! From the moment we got there and were welcomed by our wonderful hosts at their beautiful B&B in the mountains, to the stunning walk through the Alps, the freshly baked treats each morning, the market tour and all the amazing cheese, the cooking class using local or homegrown ingredients, the local tour, the passion of our hosts in sustainably revitalising their area and showing us how they were trying to achieve that, the pizza party. All... (more)Josylin Saunders
Umbria self guided hiking vacation, Italy
From
€640
excluding flights
The most memorable bits might be the tasting dinner at Villa Colle di Rocco near Cannara, and visiting the lower church in San Francesco in Assisi at 8.15 am while mass was being sung in the chapel of St Francis's tomb and we only had to share it with three other people. (more)Hazel Hayhurst
The beautiful towns in which we stayed, the walking and the passionate hoteliers and B&B people we met. So knowledgeable about Umbria's history, it's products (wine, cheese, figs, olives etc). (more)Nicola Richards
I very much enjoyed this vacation, and especially enjoyed visiting the various medieval towns, which all had their own character. The Umbrian countryside was green and gentle and a delight to walk through. I also enjoyed the accommodation, which again was varied, but each place very special. (more)Colin Johnston
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